Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Part of Entertaining NBA Week 01
The Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors game opened up the home schedule for Jazz fans this week. The game was featured on ESPN, marketed as matchup with playoff implications.
The game saw the Jazz jump to a big early lead behind the sharp shooting of Joe Ingles. Ingles finished the game with a career high 27 points in the matchup.
Unfortunately for the home crowd, GSW made the huge comeback. All, of course, capped off by former Jazz man Jonas Jerebko’s last second tip-in off a Kevin Durant miss to seal the game.
The Warriors leave Salt Lake City with the single-point victory, 124-123.
Watch the video below for full game highlights:
Podcast – Jazz Fan Show’s Takeaways from Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors
This topic has been discussed on Episode 03 of The Jazz Fan Show, which you can listen to below:
#1 | Joe Ingles AKA “Old Reliable”
After my nerves were finally calm following the Utah Jazz vsGolden State Warriors game, I came out of my rage blackout to realize Joe Ingles led the team in scoring with a career-high 27 points.
Keeping in mind it was somewhere around 1:00 AM at this point, my mind began to settle upon the realization of the possibility of Joe Ingles leading the team in scoring for the year.
Luckily, I was able to fall asleep soon thereafter. BUT, the guy has been the undeniable leader for the team this season.
When the ball is in his hands, my doubts seem to vanish.
I see the pick-and-roll begin to form and I know my man Joe will make sure either he or Rudy get those buckets.
Even when he’s guarding- WAIT.
…I need to stop or this may spiral right into a love poem.
#2 | Refereeing Inconsistencies
One of the main offseason focus points for NBA referees this year was the hold that takes place after a screen.
This was obvious during the first half when The Jazz made it to the free throw line more than 20 times.
However, something at halftime changed the refs minds about the idea. The Jazz found themselves shooting less than 20 free throws in the second half.
I get that emotion and human-error has its place within refereeing. I’m just sick of everybody, including the freaking REFEREES, worshipping this incredibly top-heavy “super team” called the Warriors.
#3 | Expectations for Exum #Alliteration
Dante showed up to play again tonight, which of course, I personally loved to see.
The guy is playing great, and there are even times when I trust him more than Rubio in the PG role.
I’m not saying he should take that starting role from Ricky by any means. I actually prefer him coming off the bench and facing other bench players most of the time.
However, I’ve already become more comfortable with Dante coming in and running the offense. I trust that he can do so.
That being said, please Dante… PLEASE DANTE! You gotta work on not landing so hard, man. I get that it’s the NBA and that happens, but every single time you go to the hole? Maybe take a skydiving class that teaches landing techniques or something?
#4 | Draymond, Draymond, Draymond
I don’t want to waste much energy typing about this clown. Refs have been told to enforce respect for the game, but nothing’s changed for Bozo the clown.
Should’ve been tossed or at least given technical fouls multiple times.
#5 | Jerebko’s Tip = Curse of The Bear?
The man who played the Jazz Bear was let go just prior to the Utah Jazz vs GSW game. The man had played the character for 24 years, receiving the “mascot of the year” award five times in that span, including last season.
When Kevin Durant missed his game-winning shot attempt and Jerebko was standing under the hoop, unchallenged by a single Jazz player, it was almost as if I could see the ghost of the former Jazz Bear sitting on the rim to make sure the shot dropped.
Good one, ghost. Glad we got revenge out of the way early.
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